Bird Bonanza: Sooty Shearwater Migration

Mid-summer to mid-fall is a time when our Santa Cruz office and the rest of the Monterey Bay witnesses the arrival of thousands of international visitors. These Read More…

Stinky Salmon and Other Natural Fertilizers

From dying salmon, mighty redwoods grow. Scientists have long studied how the expansive, lush forests of the Pacific Northwest are nourished by an annual fertilizer boost provided Read More…

Return to Bird Island

We return to the Point Lobos State Natural Reserve to commemorate this year’s recent Great Backyard Bird Count, a citizen-scientist effort that asks participants to take at Read More…